Smith & Wesson: rising demand

FBI checks on buyers were up 10% in three months to end July

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 29

Zurich bid for RSA; Facebook, BHP Billiton and BlackRock also in the news

Stephen Hester

Pay can sometimes seem to reward failure

Hester is in line for £8.5m payout despite not turning round RSA

Raucous TV it pays traders to watch

CNBC is good a place as any for Cook to update market on Apple, writes Robert Armstrong

Apple loses key music streaming executive

Ian Rogers leaves two months after launch of Beats1 radio service

Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Cars: share and share alike

Potentially as disruptive as self-driving cars or electric engines

Ashley Madison boss quits after data hack

Millions of adultery website’s users’ details were posted online

Google chief takes aim at BBC

Missed opportunities on openness and online audiences

European banks fight to manage US pensions

RBS, Deutsche and UBS urge regulator to grant exemptions

Icahn reveals 8.5% stake in Freeport

Activist to discuss capex, executive pay and production costs

Facebook tackles video freebooters

Network uses new copyright technology in quest to rival YouTube

CRH options not Manifold in a downturn

Irish giant might yet have cause to regret big deals

Apple to debut new iPhone

Stakes are high as tech group strives to defy slowing growth in global smartphone market

Dish Networks/Sinclair: think local

Local broadcasters’ gravy train may be about to slow down

North Sea oil: northern exposure

Nostalgia lingers for when the UK was considered an oil power

Lesson from Box for technology start-ups

The cloud storage unicorn co-founded by Levie has had a rough ride

Google slams ‘incorrect’ antitrust charges

Response throws down gauntlet to European Commission

Oil price fall hits Canada’s big banks

Jump in bad loan provisions drags down company earnings

Abbott denies $25bn bid for St Jude

US pharma group had been preparing financing for a deal

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